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10 Dos and Donts When Choosing Pet Toys for a Dog!

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    10 Dos and Donts When Choosing Pet Toys for a Dog!



    SIZE MATTERS


    The problems with a too-large toy that your dog cant comfortably carry around are obvious, but too-small toys can present a choking hazard. Tennis balls and small fetch balls can lodge in your dogs throat. Choose a toy that is tailored to your dogs size.

    AVOID STICKS AND ROCKS


    Sticks can be acceptable as fetch toys, but avoid overly large or heavy ones because they can cause neck injuries. Sharp sticks can also injure the dogs mouth. Take the stick away if the dog begins to chew because they can splinter. Rocks can damage teeth and may cause intestinal blockages if your dog swallows them.
    PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO FETCH TOYS


    Dont use extremely hard or very heavy toys for fetch games. Hard toys can break teeth as your dog attempts to catch them, and heavy toys can injure your dogs head or neck.
    STUFFING CAN BE DANGEROUS


    Many dogs thoroughly enjoy ripping stuffing out of a toy, which can be fun and safe as long as you are sure your dog is not eating it. They can be sneaky about this, so watch closely. Consider stuffing-free toys as a safer alternative.
    BEWARE OF BATTERIES


    Avoid battery-operated toys, particularly for dogs that are tough on toys. They can puncture the batteries or eat them. Never let any dog play with a battery-operated toy unsupervised.
    LOOK FOR NON-TOXIC INGREDIENTS AND MATERIALS


    Bones and chews are a great way to keep your dogs teeth healthy and provide an outlet for his natural instinct to chew, but not all ingredients are created equally. Read the ingredients list carefully and only select non-toxic ingredients. Make sure rubber and plastic toys dont contain dangerous chemicals, such as phthalates or BPA.
    BE CAREFUL WITH TUG TOYS


    Tug can be a very fun game, but it isnt suitable for all dogs. If your dog has neck or back issues, check with your vet before using tug toys. Only leave tug toys out when youre around to supervise, as longer toys can wrap around your dogs limbs or neck.
    STAY AWAY FROM STRING


    Never let your dog play with string, rubber bands, panty hose or other long, thin items. If your dog swallows them, these items can cause serious intestinal problems.
    RETHINK RAWHIDE


    Rawhide is a traditional chew material, but it can pose a choking hazard and may lead to intestinal blockages, particularly if your dog is a strong chewer and eats it quickly. Many rawhide treats are also poorly made, which can lead to contamination and food-borne illnesses.
    RESEARCH THE MANUFACTURER

    Pet toys arent always held to stringent labeling standards, so buying from manufacturers known for quality is a good safeguard. Make sure the company actually makes their toys where they say they do and hasnt had any major safety recalls.

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    Thanks for the read
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